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JOURNALS OF MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF SEVERAL EXCURSIONS HE MADE UNDER THE GENERALS WHO COMMANDED UPON THE CONTINENT OF NORTH AMERICA, DURING THE LATE WAR
London: Printed for the Author, and sold by J. Millan, 1765.. viii,236pp. Half title. Antique-style three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Scattered light foxing. Very good. First edition of this classic narrative of the French and Indian War. Rogers acted as a scout for the 1755 expedition against Crown Point, and in 1756 became captain of an independent company of Rangers. He made scores of raids against the French in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, going as far west as the shores of Lake Huron. His exploits, detailed in this book, made him the most romantic and famous figure of the war in America. The book has served as the basis for much romantic fiction, most notably Kenneth Roberts' NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Rogers went on to briefly lead British rangers at the outset of the Revolution, raising recruits to fight against the American rebels. HOWES R419, "b." GAGNON II:1828. GREENLY MICHIGAN 16. BELL R366. JCB 1474. LANDE 760. WINSOR V, pp.592-93. CLARK II:58. THOMSON 996. SABIN 72725. TPL 393. VAIL 563. STREETER SALE1029. GRAFF 3555. FIELD 1315.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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